Externsteine

Externsteine, Horn-Bad Meinberg: Address, Phone Number, Externsteine Reviews: 4.5/5

Externsteine
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KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,651 contributions
Beautiful and stunning!
Sep 2020
When visiting friends this September, we also decided to do some sightseeing and check out the Externsteine in the Teutoburg Forest. And they are really worth a visit!

You can reach the area by bus (either with the ‘Touristiklinie 792’ or the bus 782. Both start in Detmold and take you right there), or take the car as we did.

Parking cost us 4€, and if a certain need arises – the toilets there do cost 50 cent per Person, but they were really clean and well taken care of.

Then you walk up, past a restaurant, a booth selling cards & some drinks, and the shop where you can get your tickets to head up the stairs and climb the structure. Right now entrance to the top of the stones is rather limited (only groups of 10 may head up, and you’re only given 20 minutes for the climb); we, however, didn’t get up as it was raining a lot that day. Which means we definitely have to come back one day!

Walking from the parking spot to the stones doesn’t take long at all, you just head through a small forest area and then there they are!

The sandstone rock formation consists of several tall columns which are really impressive. The forest surrounding them looks also really nice, and it definitely is great if you enjoy longer walks.

The area is popular among pagans and is often used for gatherings and celebrations, especially on the summer solstice and the Walpurgis Night. But it’s also a really popular tourist sight, and although I would have preferred sunshine, the rain blessed us with fewer visitors, and so we were able to fully enjoy the scenery.
Written 19 October 2020
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Thorkild P
Hadsund, Denmark38 contributions
Nice forrest and area for a day trip/hike
Oct 2019
Rockformation with stairs for climbing to the top and get a view. many decorations in the rocks. I used Externsteine as start/endpoint for a day hike in theTeutoburger wald. The forest offers many hiking paths of various lengths all marked.
Written 7 October 2019
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Carman531
Boroughbridge, UK318 contributions
Wow
Sep 2019 • Friends
Certainly worth a visit . It’s one heck of a climb to the top of each group of rocks , but well worth it . I found this more interesting then Stonehenge . Set in such a beautiful natural park . There is lots to keep you busy and lovely works and things to do .
Written 5 September 2019
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LinaJ
Manila, Philippines173 contributions
A Day Isnt Enough
Aug 2019 • Family
I love it here ! The place is vast and the sand stone Rock formation is an awesome site ... its beside a tiny Lake but surrounded by wooded mountains you Will enjoy hiking as well . We only had little time left and could have hiked and biked the whole day or simply just have picnic with family .
Written 13 August 2019
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Katieclem46
Hamilton, New Zealand653 contributions
Intriguing rock formation
Jun 2019 • Couples
People have been attracted to this site for a long time and there are different legends attached to the rocks themselves. Signs of occupation are self evident and there is a detailed carved frieze at the base. For a few Euros you can climb the steep steps to the top, crossing a scary wooden bridge to the remains of a room. There is a spectacular view from the top, so worth making the effort. Parking costs €3, and there is a short stroll to the rocks.
Written 27 June 2019
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Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,306 contributions
great walk impressive formation
Apr 2019 • Couples
parked the car close to the road and walked 2 km. the formation is quite impressive and is part of a park. pity they have created metal steps to climb and admire the view.
Written 15 April 2019
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Michiel W
3 contributions
Bunch of rocks
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not very spectacular as we expected, Maybe because of the season... Had a nice walk though.
The site itself does not look very big..
Written 14 December 2018
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Peter B
Market Rasen, UK16 contributions
Stunning rock formations and a walk in the fairy forest
Jul 2018 • Family
These ancient stones standing in a vast forest are archaeologically and geologically important and seldom visited by foreign tourists. Beautiful to view and exhilarating to climb, we also took in a 4 mile walk through the forest which was gentle and well-sign-posted. Look out for the fairies...…….
Written 17 September 2018
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Jkwl
20 contributions
Nice environment for a wandering in the nature
Aug 2018
The extern steine are nice but not for a family with small children there are not that much playgrounds
Written 21 August 2018
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David B
Sydney, Australia51 contributions
Cool rocks
Aug 2017 • Family
Impressive sandstone columns with carved steps and a bridge between them, peaceful place for a picnic and a walk. Great little museum.
Written 15 July 2018
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